Monday, 10 September 2012

The First Birthday Party!

What a great day for a birthday party! We had amazing weather, blue skies and lovely sunshine!  It was great to greet Spring with a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Lily's 1st birthday.  We had a BBQ with burgers, mini hotdogs, salads and sweets for after and of course cake - lots and lots of cake!

Bunting is Paper Eskimo Bunting, I just used the pink and red and red and white coloured flags with photos of Lily's first year in between.  You can get the bunting from Vanilla Cupcake for $12.99. Popcorn bags, Polka dot napkins are from the $2 shop, Polka Dot Cupcake cases are from Countdown.  All props for the table were borrowed from my good friend Jem who has a great collection having had 2 girls and lots of birthday parties!
Other Party decoration ideas I used you can read about them here: Polka Dot Party Decorations
Goodies included Fruit Kebabs, Lolly Cake, Fairy Bread, Marshmellow Pops, Popcorn, Mini Mallowpuffs, Pebbles, Raisins and Tim Tams.  Yum!  It was easy to make stuff and great for effect.

These cute little straws can be bought from any party supply store
these ones are from Charlie Horse Parties
And the birthday cake which I made myself (I swear I won't make another one every time I do it, but there is a great sense of self satisfaction once it is finished!) -

The Birthday Girl having fun in the Ball Pit